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Hinshaw & Culbertson Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Client Account Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401K & Pension Plan and nice people to work with. Generous PTO and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Some jobs for promotion appeared to be filled prior to posting the position. The job posting and interview process was in vain.

    Feedback to the executive leadership team was not addressed. Important changes appeared to be leaked through through the rumor mill which creates doubt and distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Hold a firm wide meeting (quarterly or semi annually to address the company's position and answer general concerns of the employees through survey feedback.


  2. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant culture. Not unreasonable hours. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Support staff is great, but sharing secretaries can be tough, particularly when not on equal footing with person with whom you are sharing.

  3. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, basic raises, some good people, nice offices.

    Cons

    Starting salary on low side for area, no confidentiality, staff productivity unmonitored - some are overworked, some played on their phones all day, no rewards to hard workers, no honesty regarding possible upcoming layoffs, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask, don't tell mentality - they don't ask how things are going, and you have no opportunity to tell them.


  4. "Associate Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    A large law firm with multiple specialty areas; good benefits; provides experience in multiple areas of the law

    Cons

    focus is on number of hours billed vs. quality of work


  5. "This could be such a great firm."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent lawyers, many many wonderful people.

    Cons

    A very few extraordinarily difficult personalities who destroy what could be a great culture. Too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the bad apples soon.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Billing - CAS"

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    Former Employee - Billing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Billing in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, no micromanaging. Semi casual dress code. Free coffee and donuts on Fridays.

    Cons

    With relaxed environment comes people that abuse it. No bonuses, raises are the same across the board no matter how well you do. Billing manager has no clue how to manage, goes with the flow. Everyone is replaceable mentality. No consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing real evaluations with real performance increases/bonus. Stop letting others outside the billing department dictate how things should be handled. Moral is low for a reason.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Low motivation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    Generous PTO and some of the staff are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay, your job responsibilities will increase but your pay will stay the same. No incentive to work harder. Upper management does not care about lower level staff. Out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Pay market value or be more innovative

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful mentoring and educational opportunities. I appreciated the freedom and flexibility extended to each person's individualized practice. Great flex time options and maternity leave plan.

    Cons

    Minimum billable hour requirement and practice group structure where the person deciding your compensation may have never met you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't burn through associates. You need a middle level between capital partners and first year associates.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "low retention"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, autonomy, not too many hours

    Cons

    no support, firm does not care about developing talented associates


  10. "client account analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and donuts on Friday early off for holidays

    Cons

    0% employee confidentiality, Staff is not taken seriously only. Company only supports higher up! Mgmt, Attorneys. HR let's everyone business out violates all HIPPA Regulations! Racially UNBALANCED!

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to common staff, Hire more minorities.


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